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Implications of social networking for Employers

Social networking sites have quickly become part of not just our personal lives, but our business lives also. Employers are commonly using sites such as Facebook, Linked In and Twitter to generate business, advertise jobs and maintain relationships. However employers are also under increasing pressure to ensure that employees do not make comments on such sites, in either a personal or business context that bring the employer, any of the employer’s employees or anyone connected to the employer into disrepute.

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Default Retirement Age to be abolished

The Government have confirmed that the Default Retirement Age will be abolished from 1 October 2011.

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Swine flu- Guidance for Employers

There is concern regarding the rising number of swine flu cases in the United Kingdom in recent months. In the employment context, this is of particular interest to employers as …

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New Compensation Limits

From 1 February 2011, increases to limits on some employment tribunal awards come into force following the publication of The Employment Rights (Increase in Limits) Order 2010. The increases are …

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Compromise Agreements and the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 appears to preclude lawyers who advised employees in relation to a disciplinary process from then advising on a related compromise agreement.

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